Urgent Service Updates
  • ART 42, 87 morning detours on Sunday, Feb. 14 for Love the Run 5K
    On Sunday, Feb. 14 from 7am to 11am, ART 42 and 87 will detour around street closures for the Love the Run 5K Race. There will be no service at the following locations: • S. Joyce St. between 15th St. S. and Army Navy Dr. • Army Navy Dr. between S. Joyce St. and 25th St. S. Additionally, the following stops will not be served between 7am and 11am: • Army Navy Dr. & S. Hayes St. • Army Navy Dr. & S. Fern St. • Army Navy Dr. & S. Eads St. • S. Adams St. & 25th St. S. • S. Adams St. & 26th St. S. • S. Joyce St. & Columbia Pike Please visit www.arlingtontransit.com or call 703-228-RIDE (7433) for more information.

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Tools for Developers

ART makes schedule data, ART RealTime data, and other information available to developers to use in their own applications. If you come up with something useful, please let us know so we can provide a link to it!

General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)

GTFS is an open format, used by Google to combine schedule and route data from transit agencies with geographic data for use in applications, like Google Maps. Other software developers may be able to use this data for other applications.

Arlington Transit (ART) makes its schedule and route data freely available.

Download GTFS data below. Files are updated daily at 3:35 a.m.

General Transit Feed Specification Realtime (GTFS-realtime)

GTFS-realtime is a feed specification that allows public transportation agencies to provide realtime updates about their fleet to application developers. It is an extension to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification), an open data format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information. GTFS-realtime was designed around ease of implementation, good GTFS interoperability and a focus on passenger information.The specification was designed through a partnership of the initial Live Transit Updates partner agencies, a number of transit developers and Google. The specification was introduced and released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license in August 2011.

Google Earth KML feeds

Web Services

ART provides basic news and schedule information as web services, for developers who want to use it in their applications and websites. The information is presented via Web Services Description Language (WSDL), an XML-based messaging system. The information provided by the WSDL is open to the public.

Journey Planner Schema

JP is an export format written by Connexionz to provide trip planning and arrival information to the Christchurch, NZ Metro riders before there was a Google schema. There is no known documentation written for this schema. It can be seen in action here. Use Moorhouse Ave as the From (use any suburb) and Bealey Ave as your To (again any suburb).